Perisai Petroleum hit with claims for $3.2m

Malaysia’s Perisai Petroleum has announced that three clients have sent notices of demand to its subsidiary Perisai Drilling, claiming a total of RM13.68m ($3.2m) in losses and damages for alleged breaches of contractual obligations.

The three clients are Konsortium Pelabuhan Kemaman (KPK), Pangkalan Bekalan Kemaman (PBK) and EPIC Mushtari Engineering.

The claim originated from the letter of offer dated August1, 2016 in which EPIC agreed to offer Perisai Drilling its facilities including providing berthing space for its jackup rig Perisai Pacific 101 within the Kemaman Port. The notice alleges that as a result of Perisai Drilling’s failure to moor the rig on September 5, 2016, the rig broke free of the moorings, drifted off and collided with offshore rig Naga 4 and two berths owned by PBK.

Perisai Drilling has been given a period of seven days from August 22 to pay the demanded amount.

Perisai Petroleum said the company will seek legal advice on the matter.

Jason Jiang

Jason is one of the most prolific writers on the diverse China shipping & logistics industry and his access to the major maritime players with business in China has proved an invaluable source of exclusives. Having been working at Asia Shipping Media since inception, Jason is the chief correspondent of Splash and associate editor of Maritime CEO magazine. Previously he had written for a host of titles including Supply Chain Asia, Cargo Facts and Air Cargo Week.
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